Comic 523 - Things might get ugly

14th Aug 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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523 - Things might get ugly
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 14th Aug 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Hi everyone! :) Happy Monday!

Gosh, it's been a long time since we've seen Cain - and definitely a while since all (well, most) of the party have been seen on the same page. We're more than halfway through this chapter now, and we're going to see just how 'ugly' things get hereonout. Hang onto your seats! ;D

In the meantime, I've recently been pretty absorbed with Blood is Mine and I wanted to give it a shout out. It's an interactive horror webcomic done with classic pixel art and RP-writing format hand-in-hand, and because the author (Morgenstern) is such a skilled writer, the result is engrossing. I've been having a ton of fun following the story and I think you might, too - it's got really strong characters to care about, and some crazy cool plot beats. (Note: Language and violence tags - if swearing, blood and gore isn't quite your thing, fair warning - there's all of that in this! XD;)

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And that's it for today! I'll see you guys on Thursday with the next update as usual :D

Thank you so much for reading <3 ;v;*

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Comments:

MST3KFan 14th Aug 2017, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
"we're going to see just how 'ugly' things get here on out"

Rufi, you planning on seriously beating up Kylie even more than she was getting in the last fight, aren't you? Hasn't she endured enough!? ^_^;;
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Well, consider how she looks in the chapter cover, I would say we have some ways to go, wouldn't you? ;D
mjkj 17th Aug 2017, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Well, but her sword is "more sword" in the cover than hers is at the moment... did it magically "heal" itself??? =O
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
No, I just didn't know exactly how her sword would break when it came to it and it broke off more than I thought it would. :P Think of the cover as a general representation I guess XD
mjkj 14th Aug 2017, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yayy, Nemi is ok =)

...and Cain seems to be getting well also...

So, who is this mysterious figure that Knight Ba... erm, Knight K is fighting?


@ alt text: indeed - poor Cain...


@ Author Notes: *hangs tightly on his seat*

Proxy170 14th Aug 2017, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Proxy170
My money's on Fatal Rose's crazy ass brother XD
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Proxy: LOL poor bro's been labelled already! :'D
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Mjkj: Yep, all's hunky-dory now. They'll all be fine from now on, right? ;)
mjkj 17th Aug 2017, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yayyy, of course it will be - since you said so... ;)
Wido 14th Aug 2017, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Is that madou? 'cause it really looks like madou and we're going to have some fun with his fire spells vs 'ice sword'
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gosh, Madou seems to be synonymous with hoods! Ahahaha XD;

If Madou were to appear, I would have to really question his motives, but that's nothing new I suppose XD
Matt Knab 14th Aug 2017, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Haha, slap some sense into him. XD
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
It's the best way XD pfft, why be gentle when you can pop his eardrums and conk his head in?
Proxy170 14th Aug 2017, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Hmm is it bad I want to have them hold off their rescue til we find out just WHAT is up with Fatal Rose's brother? Somethin' wasn't right in his head last we saw him...and I think I remember the guards having a discussion about their family...maybe they have some important clues to the many secrets of SF?
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Don't worry, it'll take our party a bit of time to actually get back up to the surface, and plenty can go down during that time ;D fufufu
Crestlinger 14th Aug 2017, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Too Late.
*Nominates panel 2 for a wallpaper.
Caption: You know you're in a party When:
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha, that panel may not be big enough for a wallpaper :'D I'll check when I get home! XD
CraftyNessi33 15th Aug 2017, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
CraftyNessi33
MAKA CHOP!!!!! Hahahaha

I missed Cain!!!! I'm glad to see him back in (kinda sorta) action!
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm glad you're glad! XD;; <3 Honestly, I was worried I'd forget how to draw him for a second there. But now he's back, so I don't have to worry XD; phew!
JC Webcomics 15th Aug 2017, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
JC Webcomics
Cain!!! I'm glad I can finally breathe a sigh of relief for the poor guy, but it just means now I can focus all my efforts into worrying about Kylie
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I know it's terrible of me but this just made me laugh XDDD sorry JC! Lolol... it's... it's quite true though, that's probably where your concerns should be directed at this time :'D
Jarvi 15th Aug 2017, 3:49 AM edit delete reply
Jarvi
I'm betting 200 goldras that it's Madou :D
DLKmusic 15th Aug 2017, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
Yer On, Jarvi, but I feel I should give you odds, lol...

I agree with Proxy: this is Fatal Rose's Brother

btw, I'm betting another 200 Gildra on Kylie to win, and an additional 1000 on her opponent to go psycho-berserk.
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@DLK: 'Psycho-berserk', huh... may depend on one's definition of this term, but you may not be too far off XD
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Jarvi-nii: Iiii would suggest hedging that with something more stable than Madou :'D
Jarvi 17th Aug 2017, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Stable is boring :D
KAM 15th Aug 2017, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
KAM
Announcer: And our challenger, wearing something from the Madou collection... ;-)
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Does Madou have a monopoly on hoods in Archaiea? XD;;;;;
KAM 17th Aug 2017, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
KAM
I imagine there used to be other hood sellers, but their businesses kept burning down. ;-)
Seabiscuit 15th Aug 2017, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Whew! He doesn't seem any worse for wear, thank goodness.:)

...Hey... WAIT A SEC. ...M-madou????
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Cain's right as rain, outwardly anyway <3
And I think everyone misses that guy, he hasn't appeared for over a chapter and people mention him all the time! XD;;

(I will say this: if it *was* Madou, Kylie wouldn't look so calm XD)
Kattapuss 16th Aug 2017, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
Kattapuss
Ouch. That looked painful. But at least Cain seems somewhat alright now...

Is that the dude who was freaking out about Fatal Rose getting beaten?
...I am concerned :/
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yep! At least Cain's functioning, that's the important thing ;)

As for the dude... you are right to be concerned, probably, yes. :'D
Scia 16th Aug 2017, 5:55 AM edit delete reply
Forget the bracelet! Nemi's shout was apparently so ear-piercing that it punched right through one ear and came out the other.

I'm in the "It's Rose's brother" camp.
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Cain's pretty used to ear-piercing, though, eh? ;D *badum KSH*
Robert 17th Aug 2017, 12:48 PM edit delete reply
Let the finals begin!

"Oooh, that looks so fun, but it's a little cold down there. I'll just warm it up some..." Madou descends post fireball. "Really, you didn't have to stop and get toasty on my account..."
rufiangel 17th Aug 2017, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Madou descends?! From where, a helicopter? XD;;;;
mjkj 17th Aug 2017, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Hmm, Helicopter Mo... erm, Madou... XD